Toyota Samurai MarkX
Client: Method Studios, Santa Monica
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Fusion CI Studios created the fluid simulations and renders for this spot (ocean surface, high-volume splashes/spray, the stylized, climactic tsunami wave, and "samurai effect" for Method Studios in Santa Monica, CA.
Fusion sim'd and rendered more than 40 elements for four shots, comprising ocean surface, core splashes, spray and foam. The splashes were rendered using Mental Ray, global illumination and HDR lighting. The spray was rendered volumetrically. The wave was stylized to be a non-realistic, non-threatening 'tsunami' wave for the Japanese market. The car, road and environment were all cg elements by Method Studios, the principle fx studio.
Chris Bankoff, CG Supervisor
Tom Slovick, Producer
Leighton Greer, Head of Production
Alex Frisch, Creative Director
Dan Novy, CG Artist
Andy Cochrane, CG Aritst
Eric Rosenthal, CG Artist
Mike Wallner, CG Artist
Mark Stasiuk, Fluid Effects Supervisor
Lauren Millar, Executive Producer